Peter writes books for 7 – 13 year olds. He is the author of the popular Mokee Joe series and the chilling Bonebreaker trilogy. His debut novel, Mokee Joe is Coming! was winner of the 'Sheffield Children’s Book Award' in the shorter novel category. Bonebreaker was voted as the 'Bedfordshire Children’s Book of the Year.' Scabbajack, Peter’s seventh book, recently won the 'Stockton Children’s Book Award.' Peter believes in bringing his spooky stories to life by using realistic settings and basing them on historical facts. As one child-reviewer said of Mokee Joe – 'Peter J Murray’s stories are pure fantasy, but totally believable!'
Peter is passionate in his quest to promote literacy in schools and to inspire even the least confident children to use their imagination and achieve creative success. When not writing, he is guaranteed to be found in schools anywhere across the UK and increasingly abroad. As a result of being ‘discovered’ by a leading US educational charity, The Carmel Hill Foundation www.carmelhill.org, Peter’s books are now widely read in New York and Louisiana. His latest Mokee Joe book - Mokee Joe: Mutant Resurrection – was launched in the world famous Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York, in front of 1500 enthusiastic fans.
To quote Peter: 'Whenever I think things can’t get any better or more exciting… they do!'
Peter J Murray News
Jun 29REDCOURT ST ANSELMS
Thank you to Ms Mazumder and everyone at this lovely school. Having not had time to recover fully from our manic (in the nicest possible way) trip to Jersey, it was with some trepidation I headed up to the Wirral. Kath did not accompany me on this occasion as she opted to stay home and [...]
Jun 12JERSEY JEWELS
We arrived in the Channel Isles! It seemed a long way from Rotherham, but at least we knew that if the schools in Jersey were anywhere near as good as Roughwood, Herringthorpe and Greasbrough Juniors back in Yorkshire, then we were in for a real treat! And our final two schools in the South and South East of the UK, Mile Oak Primary [...]
May 29NOT-SO-WINDY NORTH EAST
Back to the lovely North East to a new school (to us!), Windy Nook Primary in Gateshead. What a lovely name! (Windy Nook, I mean, not Gateshead!). And a lovely school too. As it was our first visit, we hit the school hard (not literally!) with Mokee Joe. The audience of around 90 Year 5′s [...]